Cellulite & Shockwave Therapy
Cellulite develops most commonly within the buttocks, thighs, upper arms and abdomen and if well enough developed becomes visible (often referred to as “orange peel” in appearance). Cellulite is characterised by an irregular, dimpled skin surface with thinning of the epidermis/dermis and the presence of nodular clusters of fat cells (Rossi & Vergnanini 2000, Avram 2004, Khan et al. 2010, de la Casa Almeida 2013).
How does it work?
Shock wave therapy works by stimulating fat break down, collagen synthesis and lymphatic drainage. A probe is positioned up against the areas of cellulite, as it passes over the area it emits radial waves through the skin. As the radial waves pass through the skin, it activates the fat cells and increases blood flow. This in turn reduces the cellulite appearance and increases skin elasticity. The excess, unwanted fatty acids within your fat cells then naturally passes through your lympathic system
Results are seen as quickly as 2 weeks after starting the course of treatment; a course of treatment requires 8-10 individual 45-minute sessions, 2 -3 a week for 3-4 weeks. Your therapist will be able to tailor your treatment program specifically to you.
If you exercise and increase how much water you drink you may see even better results. 90% of women who took part in a clinical study would recommend this treatment as shown in Professor Schlaudraft’s research.
Meet the team
Our ESWT specialist Mr Sam Applegate, who works at AppMed.co.uk and provides Shockwave Therapy services here at the East Point Consulting Rooms.